Foxtel Group expands partnership with A+E Networks

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The Foxtel Group today announced an expanded multi-year partnership with A+E Networks that will see popular content from Crime & Investigation, The History Channel, A&E and Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) will power an unrivalled collection of documentary and reality storytelling and movies for Foxtel and BINGE.

The expanded deal brings a huge volume of much-loved and premiering LMN movie titles and acclaimed A+E Networks series such as Pawn Stars, Court Cam, Forged in Fire and Cold Case Files which will all be available to over 2.8 million Foxtel, Foxtel Now and BINGE subscribers.

The agreement, which cements a partnership of more than twenty-years between the Foxtel Group and A+E, will continue to bring exclusive premieres of disruptive reality content and ground-breaking documentaries to factual genre fans right around Australia.

Amanda Laing, Foxtel Group Chief Content and Commercial Officer, said, “We are delighted to be extending our partnership with A+E Networks, a union that has been strengthened over more than twenty years and allows us to continue to deliver high-quality, thought provoking and original programming to our millions of entertainment subscribers.

This year we have seen audiences of Crime & Investigation, History and A&E content grow by more than 17% on Foxtel highlighting quality factual content is more popular than ever Australian audiences. In fact, last month we saw more than 1.3 million hours viewed of Pawn Stars and The First 48 by our loyal subscribers. We’re excited to be able to continue to unearth stories that evoke curiosity and a deep knowledge for the world around us.”

“A+E Networks is delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with Foxtel Group and proud to contribute to their growing scale across multiple platforms,” said Glen Hansen, SVP Content Sales, Asia-Pacific at A+E Networks. “Our content will continue to deliver audiences some of the very best in factual entertainment and documentaries on A&E, Crime & Investigation and History, as well as highly-engaging, award-winning TV movies on LMN.”

Other key programming across the A&E Network include favourites such as Storage Wars, American Pickers, Alone and Mountain Men.

As the premier destination for historical storytelling, The History Channel will continue to deliver best-in-class documentary events and non-fiction series including UnXplained with William Shatner, Beyond Oak Island, The Titans That Built America and The Cars That Made The World.

Subscribers will be able to continue streaming on demand content and watch live across the Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) which displayed a 24% jump in streaming numbers.[1]

Delivering in-depth exploration into crime, investigation and mystery, Crime & Investigation will bring top tier programs including Live PD, Court Cam and The First 48 which ranked among the top five documentary series on Foxtel in 2021 so far.[2]

[1] Source: Total Viewing = Combined viewing across Linear, Foxtel Go/Now/Kids (Live + VOD), and IQ3/4 VOD in STV Homes
*Broadcast Total Minutes Viewed: OzTAM, National STV, Linear Data, Live + As Live + Playback to 7 Days, 0200-2559, Total People excl. IDS Customers (Internet Delivered Services).
*Foxtel Go/Now/Kids Total Minutes Viewed: OzTAM VPM, Live + Video On Demand, VPM Rating, 0000-2359, Total People.
*iQ3/4 On Demand Total Minutes Viewed Foxtel Internal Set Top Box Data.

[2] As above